Santa Handprint Craft

Arty Crafty Kids | Santa Handprint Craft - A printable Santa Christmas Card craft for kids! simply unfold the handprint beard to reveal your Arty Crafty Kid wishing loved ones a Merry Christmas #printable #christmascraft #kidscraft

 A charming printable Santa Handprint Craft for kids to make and gift to loved ones this Christmas.

Simply open Santa’s handprint beard to reveal your Arty Crafty Kids festive greeting and photo. A gorgeous keepsake craft that will be treasured for years to come.

To get started, download the Santa Handprint Craft printable from the Arty Crafty Kids Club!

Arty Crafty Kids | Santa Handprint Craft - A printable Santa Christmas Card craft for kids! simply unfold the handprint beard to reveal your Arty Crafty Kid wishing loved ones a Merry Christmas #printable #christmascraft #kidscraft

Santa Handprint Craft: Materials 

White Card Stock x2 
Red Card Stock 
Red Paper 
Paint or Colouring Pencils 
Cotton Wool 
Black Pen
Photo
Glue Stick
Split Pins (Brads/Paper Fasteners) 

Printable Santa Template –  This can be accessed via the Arty Crafty Kids Club, where you can also download colouring pages, how-to-draw guides and prompts, art & craft templates and ready made seasonal activity booklets! 

Already a member? login HERE

Santa Handprint Craft: Tutorial 

Arty Crafty Kids | Santa Handprint Craft - A printable Santa Christmas Card craft for kids! simply unfold the handprint beard to reveal your Arty Crafty Kid wishing loved ones a Merry Christmas #printable #christmascraft #kidscraft

Step 1: Download and print the Santa Handprint Craft template onto white card stock! This can be accessed via the Arty Crafty Kids Club.

Paint the large oval a skin toned colour and leave to thoroughly dry. 

Arty Crafty Kids | Santa Handprint Craft - A printable Santa Christmas Card craft for kids! simply unfold the handprint beard to reveal your Arty Crafty Kid wishing loved ones a Merry Christmas #printable #christmascraft #kidscraft

Step 2: Cut out the Santa elements. 

Using red paper, trace around Santa’s hat. 

Using red card stock, trace around the big red nose! 

Arty Crafty Kids | Santa Handprint Craft - A printable Santa Christmas Card craft for kids! simply unfold the handprint beard to reveal your Arty Crafty Kid wishing loved ones a Merry Christmas #printable #christmascraft #kidscraft

Step 3: Stick Santa’s hat to the top of the oval. 

Arty Crafty Kids | Santa Handprint Craft - A printable Santa Christmas Card craft for kids! simply unfold the handprint beard to reveal your Arty Crafty Kid wishing loved ones a Merry Christmas #printable #christmascraft #kidscraft

Step 4: The Big Bouncy Red Nose! 

Using scissors or a paper cutter, cut out two even strips of red paper – ideally, the strips will be no more than 1cm wide and for length, I would recommend cutting the paper from the shortest side of an A4 piece of paper.

Take the two strips and position them in a 90° angle as shown above. Glue the connecting papers together.

Simply fold the bottom strip over the top and crease the fold along the edge. This will make the accordion fold tight!

Arty Crafty Kids | Santa Handprint Craft - A printable Santa Christmas Card craft for kids! simply unfold the handprint beard to reveal your Arty Crafty Kid wishing loved ones a Merry Christmas #printable #christmascraft #kidscraft

Step 5: Continue alternating the strip folds until you’ve used half of the available paper. Once you’re half way, seal the end with glue and cut off the remaining paper. 

Arty Crafty Kids | Santa Handprint Craft - A printable Santa Christmas Card craft for kids! simply unfold the handprint beard to reveal your Arty Crafty Kid wishing loved ones a Merry Christmas #printable #christmascraft #kidscraft

Step 6: Glue the bottom of the accordion fold just below the hat, leaving lots of room at the bottom of the oval. 

Arty Crafty Kids | Santa Handprint Craft - A printable Santa Christmas Card craft for kids! simply unfold the handprint beard to reveal your Arty Crafty Kid wishing loved ones a Merry Christmas #printable #christmascraft #kidscraft

Step 7: Stick the red big nose to the top of the accordion fold. The nose will now stretch and bounce, and will give the handprint beard space to open and close! 

Add eyes!

Arty Crafty Kids | Santa Handprint Craft - A printable Santa Christmas Card craft for kids! simply unfold the handprint beard to reveal your Arty Crafty Kid wishing loved ones a Merry Christmas #printable #christmascraft #kidscraft

Step 8: Using white card stock, trace around a pair of arty crafty hands and cut out. 

Keep alternating the strip folds until you run out of paper and seal the ends with glue.

Step 9: Position the hands as shown above. 

There needs to be a good amount of space between the hands to allow the photo to fully revealed upon opening. 

Arty Crafty Kids | Santa Handprint Craft - A printable Santa Christmas Card craft for kids! simply unfold the handprint beard to reveal your Arty Crafty Kid wishing loved ones a Merry Christmas #printable #christmascraft #kidscraftStep 10: Once you’re happy with the positioning of the handprints, secure each handprint with a split pin. 

Arty Crafty Kids | Santa Handprint Craft - A printable Santa Christmas Card craft for kids! simply unfold the handprint beard to reveal your Arty Crafty Kid wishing loved ones a Merry Christmas #printable #christmascraft #kidscraftStep 11: Open and close the hands to ensure they move easily. 

Arty Crafty Kids | Santa Handprint Craft - A printable Santa Christmas Card craft for kids! simply unfold the handprint beard to reveal your Arty Crafty Kid wishing loved ones a Merry Christmas #printable #christmascraft #kidscraft

Step 12: Conceal the split pins with Santa’s moustache! 

Arty Crafty Kids | Santa Handprint Craft - A printable Santa Christmas Card craft for kids! simply unfold the handprint beard to reveal your Arty Crafty Kid wishing loved ones a Merry Christmas #printable #christmascraft #kidscraft

Step 13: Select a photo your Arty Crafty Kid and cut to size. 

Arty Crafty Kids | Santa Handprint Craft - A printable Santa Christmas Card craft for kids! simply unfold the handprint beard to reveal your Arty Crafty Kid wishing loved ones a Merry Christmas #printable #christmascraft #kidscraft

Step 14: Stick the photo between the hands. 

Add cotton wool to the Santa’s hat. 

Arty Crafty Kids | Santa Handprint Craft - A printable Santa Christmas Card craft for kids! simply unfold the handprint beard to reveal your Arty Crafty Kid wishing loved ones a Merry Christmas #printable #christmascraft #kidscraft

Step 15: Complete the Santa Handprint Craft with a festive message. 

And have a very Merry Christmas! 

Arty Crafty Kids Club

Perfect for educators and parents! 

A choice of hundreds of printable templates to download and enjoy with your Arty Crafty Kids!

Arty Crafty Kids | Children's Christmas Colouring Pages #printable #kidscolouring #coloringpages

For more interaction and engaging Paper Christmas Crafts, check out this seasons most popular: 

Paper Jingle Bells Reindeer 

Melting Snowman  (FREE Template)

Fingerprint Christmas Tree Art (FREE Template)

Arty Crafty Kids | Santa Handprint Craft - A printable Santa Christmas Card craft for kids! simply unfold the handprint beard to reveal your Arty Crafty Kid wishing loved ones a Merry Christmas #printable #christmascraft #kidscraft

Children’s Christmas Colouring Pages

Arty Crafty Kids | Children's Christmas Colouring Pages #printable #kidscolouring #coloringpages

The Arty Crafty Kids club is jam-packed with adorable colouring pages to keep your Arty Crafty Kids colouring for hours! New hand-drawn pages  are added weekly and members’ can enjoy the benefit of a constant source of creative and fun printable colouring pages. With Christmas just around the corner, we’re filling up our library with a gorgeous collection of Children’s Christmas Colouring Pages. 

Arty Crafty Kids | Children's Christmas Colouring Pages #printable #kidscolouring #coloringpagesOur colouring pages are perfect for children of all ages, from preschoolers to kindergarten/ early years and bigger kids (we even have a few for adults to enjoy!). 

So let’s sharpen the pencils and take a look at our latest pages!

NEW Children’s Christmas Colouring Pages!

Arty Crafty Kids | Children's Christmas Colouring Pages #printable #kidscolouring #coloringpagesWithin the Arty Crafty Kids club you will find a variety of bauble colouring pages, as well as drawing prompts to encourage your Arty Crafty Kids to design their own! 

Arty Crafty Kids | Children's Christmas Colouring Pages #printable #kidscolouring #coloringpages

Rudolph is our favourite Christmas character and as well as cute colouring pages, we have a collection of fun Reindeer Finger Puppets and Paper Puppets for kids to colour and play with. 

For a calmer relaxing vibe, Arty Crafty Kids can enjoy this detailed and intricately designed Snowflake Colouring Page.  

Arty Crafty Kids | Children's Christmas Colouring Pages #printable #kidscolouring #coloringpages

And of course, we have the big man himself! My eldest daughter had a lot to say about this design. At first I made Santa Claus too skinny and then the beard wasn’t fluffy enough… This final design has my daughters approval and hope your Arty Crafty Kids enjoy him too!

Unicorns at Christmas, why not? My daughters love everything unicorn related and I thought it would be fun to design some Unicorn in Christmas Pyjamas Puppets. They’re fun to colour and inspire play, and we even have a design your own to get the creative juices flowing! 

I hope your Arty Crafty Kids enjoy exploring our collection of Children’s Christmas Colouring Pages! 

We have many more to come, including Angels, Nativity Scenes, Gingerbread Houses, Santa Claus and Rudolph Puppets, and paper baubles to hang on the tree! 

Happy colouring! 

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Arty Crafty Kids | Children's Christmas Colouring Pages #printable #kidscolouring #coloringpages

Santa Handprint Craft

Arty Crafty Kids | Santa Handprint Craft - A printable Santa Christmas Card craft for kids! simply unfold the handprint beard to reveal your Arty Crafty Kid wishing loved ones a Merry Christmas #printable #christmascraft #kidscraft

 A charming printable Santa Handprint Craft for kids to make and gift to loved ones this Christmas.

Simply open Santa’s handprint beard to reveal your Arty Crafty Kids festive greeting and photo. A gorgeous keepsake craft that will be treasured for years to come.

To get started, download the Santa Handprint Craft printable from the Arty Crafty Kids Club!

Arty Crafty Kids | Santa Handprint Craft - A printable Santa Christmas Card craft for kids! simply unfold the handprint beard to reveal your Arty Crafty Kid wishing loved ones a Merry Christmas #printable #christmascraft #kidscraft

Santa Handprint Craft: Materials 

White Card Stock x2 
Red Card Stock 
Red Paper 
Paint or Colouring Pencils 
Cotton Wool 
Black Pen
Photo
Glue Stick
Split Pins (Brads/Paper Fasteners) 

Printable Santa Template –  This can be accessed via the Arty Crafty Kids Club, where you can also download colouring pages, how-to-draw guides and prompts, art & craft templates and ready made seasonal activity booklets! 

Already a member? login HERE

Santa Handprint Craft: Tutorial 

Arty Crafty Kids | Santa Handprint Craft - A printable Santa Christmas Card craft for kids! simply unfold the handprint beard to reveal your Arty Crafty Kid wishing loved ones a Merry Christmas #printable #christmascraft #kidscraft

Step 1: Download and print the Santa Handprint Craft template onto white card stock! This can be accessed via the Arty Crafty Kids Club.

Paint the large oval a skin toned colour and leave to thoroughly dry. 

Arty Crafty Kids | Santa Handprint Craft - A printable Santa Christmas Card craft for kids! simply unfold the handprint beard to reveal your Arty Crafty Kid wishing loved ones a Merry Christmas #printable #christmascraft #kidscraft

Step 2: Cut out the Santa elements. 

Using red paper, trace around Santa’s hat. 

Using red card stock, trace around the big red nose! 

Arty Crafty Kids | Santa Handprint Craft - A printable Santa Christmas Card craft for kids! simply unfold the handprint beard to reveal your Arty Crafty Kid wishing loved ones a Merry Christmas #printable #christmascraft #kidscraft

Step 3: Stick Santa’s hat to the top of the oval. 

Arty Crafty Kids | Santa Handprint Craft - A printable Santa Christmas Card craft for kids! simply unfold the handprint beard to reveal your Arty Crafty Kid wishing loved ones a Merry Christmas #printable #christmascraft #kidscraft

Step 4: The Big Bouncy Red Nose! 

Using scissors or a paper cutter, cut out two even strips of red paper – ideally, the strips will be no more than 1cm wide and for length, I would recommend cutting the paper from the shortest side of an A4 piece of paper.

Take the two strips and position them in a 90° angle as shown above. Glue the connecting papers together.

Simply fold the bottom strip over the top and crease the fold along the edge. This will make the accordion fold tight!

Arty Crafty Kids | Santa Handprint Craft - A printable Santa Christmas Card craft for kids! simply unfold the handprint beard to reveal your Arty Crafty Kid wishing loved ones a Merry Christmas #printable #christmascraft #kidscraft

Step 5: Continue alternating the strip folds until you’ve used half of the available paper. Once you’re half way, seal the end with glue and cut off the remaining paper. 

Arty Crafty Kids | Santa Handprint Craft - A printable Santa Christmas Card craft for kids! simply unfold the handprint beard to reveal your Arty Crafty Kid wishing loved ones a Merry Christmas #printable #christmascraft #kidscraft

Step 6: Glue the bottom of the accordion fold just below the hat, leaving lots of room at the bottom of the oval. 

Arty Crafty Kids | Santa Handprint Craft - A printable Santa Christmas Card craft for kids! simply unfold the handprint beard to reveal your Arty Crafty Kid wishing loved ones a Merry Christmas #printable #christmascraft #kidscraft

Step 7: Stick the red big nose to the top of the accordion fold. The nose will now stretch and bounce, and will give the handprint beard space to open and close! 

Add eyes!

Arty Crafty Kids | Santa Handprint Craft - A printable Santa Christmas Card craft for kids! simply unfold the handprint beard to reveal your Arty Crafty Kid wishing loved ones a Merry Christmas #printable #christmascraft #kidscraft

Step 8: Using white card stock, trace around a pair of arty crafty hands and cut out. 

Keep alternating the strip folds until you run out of paper and seal the ends with glue.

Step 9: Position the hands as shown above. 

There needs to be a good amount of space between the hands to allow the photo to fully revealed upon opening. 

Arty Crafty Kids | Santa Handprint Craft - A printable Santa Christmas Card craft for kids! simply unfold the handprint beard to reveal your Arty Crafty Kid wishing loved ones a Merry Christmas #printable #christmascraft #kidscraftStep 10: Once you’re happy with the positioning of the handprints, secure each handprint with a split pin. 

Arty Crafty Kids | Santa Handprint Craft - A printable Santa Christmas Card craft for kids! simply unfold the handprint beard to reveal your Arty Crafty Kid wishing loved ones a Merry Christmas #printable #christmascraft #kidscraftStep 11: Open and close the hands to ensure they move easily. 

Arty Crafty Kids | Santa Handprint Craft - A printable Santa Christmas Card craft for kids! simply unfold the handprint beard to reveal your Arty Crafty Kid wishing loved ones a Merry Christmas #printable #christmascraft #kidscraft

Step 12: Conceal the split pins with Santa’s moustache! 

Arty Crafty Kids | Santa Handprint Craft - A printable Santa Christmas Card craft for kids! simply unfold the handprint beard to reveal your Arty Crafty Kid wishing loved ones a Merry Christmas #printable #christmascraft #kidscraft

Step 13: Select a photo your Arty Crafty Kid and cut to size. 

Arty Crafty Kids | Santa Handprint Craft - A printable Santa Christmas Card craft for kids! simply unfold the handprint beard to reveal your Arty Crafty Kid wishing loved ones a Merry Christmas #printable #christmascraft #kidscraft

Step 14: Stick the photo between the hands. 

Add cotton wool to the Santa’s hat. 

Arty Crafty Kids | Santa Handprint Craft - A printable Santa Christmas Card craft for kids! simply unfold the handprint beard to reveal your Arty Crafty Kid wishing loved ones a Merry Christmas #printable #christmascraft #kidscraft

Step 15: Complete the Santa Handprint Craft with a festive message. 

And have a very Merry Christmas! 

Arty Crafty Kids Club

Perfect for educators and parents! 

A choice of hundreds of printable templates to download and enjoy with your Arty Crafty Kids!

Arty Crafty Kids | Children's Christmas Colouring Pages #printable #kidscolouring #coloringpages

For more interaction and engaging Paper Christmas Crafts, check out this seasons most popular: 

Paper Jingle Bells Reindeer 

Melting Snowman  (FREE Template)

Fingerprint Christmas Tree Art (FREE Template)

Arty Crafty Kids | Santa Handprint Craft - A printable Santa Christmas Card craft for kids! simply unfold the handprint beard to reveal your Arty Crafty Kid wishing loved ones a Merry Christmas #printable #christmascraft #kidscraft

Wood Slice Christmas Ornaments

Arty Crafty Kids | How to Make Wood Slice Christmas Ornaments - An easy Christmas Ornament for kids to make. Follow our tutorial to create a Santa Claus, Snowman and Penguin Ornaments #kidscrafts #christmascrafts #kids #christmas

Wood Slice Christmas Ornaments are cute, fun and easy to make – perfect for kids! This post covers a step-by-step tutorial for How to make a Snowman Ornament, How to make a Penguin Ornament and How to make a Santa Claus Wood Slice Ornament! 

Arty Crafty Kids | How to Make Wood Slice Christmas Ornaments - An easy Christmas Ornament for kids to make. Follow our tutorial to create a Santa Claus, Snowman and Penguin Ornaments #kidscrafts #christmascrafts #kids #christmas

Wood Slice Christmas Ornaments: Materials 

Wood Slices (ideally with drilled holes)
Acrylic Paint 
Fine Tipped Paint Brush 
White Pom-Pom
String

Towards the end of this post, you can also download a freebie template to create Christmas Ornament Art with your kids! 

Wood Slice Christmas Ornaments: Tutorials

Let’s prepare the canvas! 

Coat each wood slice with a thick layer of white acrylic paint. 

We’re aiming for a white smooth surface. If this hasn’t been achieved with the first layer of paint, add another and if necessary, another until the surface is a solid white. 

The quality of the finish will depend entirely on the paint. 

How to Make a Snowman Wood Slice Ornament

Arty Crafty Kids | How to Make Wood Slice Christmas Ornaments - An easy Christmas Ornament for kids to make. Follow our tutorial to create a Santa Claus, Snowman and Penguin Ornaments #kidscrafts #christmascrafts #kids #christmas

The Snowman wood slice design is the easiest of the three…

Start by dipping the end of the paintbrush into the black paint. 

Print two dots for the eyes and a few more for the mouth. 

Arty Crafty Kids | How to Make Wood Slice Christmas Ornaments - An easy Christmas Ornament for kids to make. Follow our tutorial to create a Santa Claus, Snowman and Penguin Ornaments #kidscrafts #christmascrafts #kids #christmas

Thoroughly clean the end of your brush and this time, dip it into orange paint. 

Use the end of the brush to create a carrot nose shape. 

When it comes to painting small features, painting with the end of the brush is a safe option for achieving even and round shapes. 

Arty Crafty Kids | How to Make Wood Slice Christmas Ornaments - An easy Christmas Ornament for kids to make. Follow our tutorial to create a Santa Claus, Snowman and Penguin Ornaments #kidscrafts #christmascrafts #kids #christmas

Leave the design to thoroughly dry. 

To protect the ornament, seal the surface of the design with inexpensive varnish or with a thin layer of modge podge glue. 

How to make a Penguin Wood Slice Ornament 

Arty Crafty Kids | How to Make Wood Slice Christmas Ornaments - An easy Christmas Ornament for kids to make. Follow our tutorial to create a Santa Claus, Snowman and Penguin Ornaments #kidscrafts #christmascrafts #kids #christmasUsing black acrylic paint, carefully create an open-ended heart shape (as shown above) and fill in the space around the ‘heart’ with black paint. 

Dip the end of your paint brush into black paint and create a pair of eyes. 

Use the end of your brush to paint an orange beak. 

Arty Crafty Kids | How to Make Wood Slice Christmas Ornaments - An easy Christmas Ornament for kids to make. Follow our tutorial to create a Santa Claus, Snowman and Penguin Ornaments #kidscrafts #christmascrafts #kids #christma

The Penguin ornament is now complete! 

To protect the ornament, seal the surface of the design with inexpensive varnish or with a thin layer of modge podge glue. 

How to Make a Santa Claus Wood Slice Ornament

Arty Crafty Kids | How to Make Wood Slice Christmas Ornaments - An easy Christmas Ornament for kids to make. Follow our tutorial to create a Santa Claus, Snowman and Penguin Ornaments #kidscrafts #christmascrafts #kids #christmas

Mix the paint to create a skin tone and divide the white slice in half with a line of skin toned paint. 

Arty Crafty Kids | How to Make Wood Slice Christmas Ornaments - An easy Christmas Ornament for kids to make. Follow our tutorial to create a Santa Claus, Snowman and Penguin Ornaments #kidscrafts #christmascrafts #kids #christmas

Fill the upper half of the wood slice with red paint, following the curve down to create a hanging Santa hat. 

Between the skin tone and white divide, add a big red nose! 

Arty Crafty Kids | How to Make Wood Slice Christmas Ornaments - An easy Christmas Ornament for kids to make. Follow our tutorial to create a Santa Claus, Snowman and Penguin Ornaments #kidscrafts #christmascrafts #kids #christmas

Using the end of your paint brush, complete Santa’s face with two black dots either side of the nose.

Arty Crafty Kids | How to Make Wood Slice Christmas Ornaments - An easy Christmas Ornament for kids to make. Follow our tutorial to create a Santa Claus, Snowman and Penguin Ornaments #kidscrafts #christmascrafts #kids #christmas

Complete with a light spread of white paint across the top of the hat and a white pom-pom at the end of Santa’s red hat. 

To protect the ornament, seal the surface of the design with inexpensive varnish or with a thin layer of modge podge glue. 

If you’re wood slices do not have pre-drilled holes for hanging, simply attach a piece of natural string to the back and secure with tape (ideally decorative washi tape).

I hope you’re Arty Crafty Kids enjoy creating their wood slice Christmas ornaments! if they have any left over paint, why not have a go at creating Christmas Ornament Art. 

Here’s a FREE template to get the Arty Crafty Kids Started! 

To access the template, sign up to our Arty Crafty Kids Club newsletter, and we’ll also keep you posted about other crafts, free templates and offers for the Arty Crafty Box!

This template, and many others, is also available in our Arty Crafty Kids Club Members Area Sign Up Here

Christmas Ornament Silhouette Art

For more Christmas Ornament inspiration, check out our popular posts: 

Glitter Handprint Ornament 

Paper Angel Ornament 

Snowman Peg Ornament

Arty Crafty Kids | How to Make Wood Slice Christmas Ornaments - An easy Christmas Ornament for kids to make. Follow our tutorial to create a Santa Claus, Snowman and Penguin Ornaments #kidscrafts #christmascrafts #kids #christmas

 

Printable Unicorn Puppets in Christmas Pyjamas

Arty Crafty Kids Printable Unicorn Puppets in Christmas Pyjamas - Have a crafty unicorn pyjama party with these cute printable unicorns! An engaging craft for kids with the option of a 'design your own' free template or three pre-made unicorn in pyjama templates! #unicorns #kidscrafts #craftsforkids #christmas #printable #christmascrafts

Have a super fun crafty pyjama party with these ADORABLE Printable Unicorn Puppets in Christmas Pyjamas. 

Designed with creativity and play in mind; kids can design their own unicorns in pyjamas with our free printable template and then assemble to make them kick, groove and wave their arms! 

These engaging paper toys will make imaginations sparkle. 

Printable Unicorn Puppets in Christmas Pyjamas: Materials 

White Card Stock
Colouring Pencils/Pens or Paint 
Split Pins (Brads/Paper Fasteners) 
Scissors 
Needle & Thread

Unicorn Templates: 

 A design-your-own FREE unicorn template can be found towards the end of this post (end of tutorial). Simply sign-up to our regular newsletter to be transferred to the FREE unicorn template. 

OR 

Sign-up to the Arty Crafty Kids Club to download ALL FOUR templates! 

Members can also access our library of colouring pages, how to draw guides and prompts and Art & Craft Templates. 

Already a member? Login here!

Printable Unicorn Puppets in Christmas Pyjamas: Tutorial

Arty Crafty Kids Printable Unicorn Puppets in Christmas Pyjamas - Have a crafty unicorn pyjama party with these cute printable unicorns! An engaging craft for kids with the option of a 'design your own' free template or three pre-made unicorn in pyjama templates! #unicorns #kidscrafts #craftsforkids #christmas #printable #christmascrafts

Step 1: Download the Unicorn Templates on to white card stock. 

Arty Crafty Kids can start filling in the Design Your Own template with their own funky pyjama design. 

Arty Crafty Kids Printable Unicorn Puppets in Christmas Pyjamas - Have a crafty unicorn pyjama party with these cute printable unicorns! An engaging craft for kids with the option of a 'design your own' free template or three pre-made unicorn in pyjama templates! #unicorns #kidscrafts #craftsforkids #christmas #printable #christmascrafts

Step 2: Colour in the template with a medium of your Arty Crafty Kids choice. 

Here we’ve used a combination of watercolours, felt tip pens and black fine point pen, 

Arty Crafty Kids Printable Unicorn Puppets in Christmas Pyjamas - Have a crafty unicorn pyjama party with these cute printable unicorns! An engaging craft for kids with the option of a 'design your own' free template or three pre-made unicorn in pyjama templates! #unicorns #kidscrafts #craftsforkids #christmas #printable #christmascrafts

Step 3: Once your Arty Crafty Kids chosen unicorn is complete and colourful, carefully cut the elements.

Arty Crafty Kids Printable Unicorn Puppets in Christmas Pyjamas - Have a crafty unicorn pyjama party with these cute printable unicorns! An engaging craft for kids with the option of a 'design your own' free template or three pre-made unicorn in pyjama templates! #unicorns #kidscrafts #craftsforkids #christmas #printable #christmascrafts

Step 4: Locate the circles on the body, arms and legs, and create holes with a hole puncher OR if you do not have an available hole puncher (like us), simply pierce the holes with the split pins and spin to create a roomy hole. 

Arty Crafty Kids Printable Unicorn Puppets in Christmas Pyjamas - Have a crafty unicorn pyjama party with these cute printable unicorns! An engaging craft for kids with the option of a 'design your own' free template or three pre-made unicorn in pyjama templates! #unicorns #kidscrafts #craftsforkids #christmas #printable #christmascrafts

Step 5: Place the arms behind the body. Line up the holes and secure with a split pin.

Make sure they’re secured too tightly –  the arms and legs need to have free and easy movement! 

Arty Crafty Kids Printable Unicorn Puppets in Christmas Pyjamas - Have a crafty unicorn pyjama party with these cute printable unicorns! An engaging craft for kids with the option of a 'design your own' free template or three pre-made unicorn in pyjama templates! #unicorns #kidscrafts #craftsforkids #christmas #printable #christmascrafts

Step 6: Once you’re satisfied the arms and legs have a decent level of movement, thread a piece of cotton through the needle and tie a knot at the end.

Pierce the needle through the top of the arm as shown above and thread the cotton across to the other side.

Finish off the join with a knot.

The cotton between the arms shouldn’t be too tight or too loose.  This may take a little trial and error, but you should be aiming for legs that can easily move, with tension still on the thread.

Arty Crafty Kids Printable Unicorn Puppets in Christmas Pyjamas - Have a crafty unicorn pyjama party with these cute printable unicorns! An engaging craft for kids with the option of a 'design your own' free template or three pre-made unicorn in pyjama templates! #unicorns #kidscrafts #craftsforkids #christmas #printable #christmascrafts

Step 7: Repeat the process with the legs. 

Arty Crafty Kids Printable Unicorn Puppets in Christmas Pyjamas - Have a crafty unicorn pyjama party with these cute printable unicorns! An engaging craft for kids with the option of a 'design your own' free template or three pre-made unicorn in pyjama templates! #unicorns #kidscrafts #craftsforkids #christmas #printable #christmascrafts

Step 8: Attach a piece of long ribbon to the centre of the strand joining the arms together and then again with the legs. 

Arty Crafty Kids Printable Unicorn Puppets in Christmas Pyjamas - Have a crafty unicorn pyjama party with these cute printable unicorns! An engaging craft for kids with the option of a 'design your own' free template or three pre-made unicorn in pyjama templates! #unicorns #kidscrafts #craftsforkids #christmas #printable #christmascrafts

Step 9: Pull the thread and the arms and legs will kick out! 

Arty Crafty Kids Printable Unicorn Puppets in Christmas Pyjamas - Have a crafty unicorn pyjama party with these cute printable unicorns! An engaging craft for kids with the option of a 'design your own' free template or three pre-made unicorn in pyjama templates! #unicorns #kidscrafts #craftsforkids #christmas #printable #christmascraftsTo add a musical element to the puppets, add some jingle bells to the remaining ribbon! 

Not only will the kick out and dance, they will jingle all the way too…

To access the template, sign up to our Arty Crafty Kids Club newsletter, and we’ll also keep you posted about other crafts, free templates and offers for the Arty Crafty Box!

This template, and many others, is also available in our Arty Crafty Kids Club Members Area Sign Up Here

Inspired by the wonderful RED TED ART, you can find more Christmas themed puppets HERE

For more Unicorn Craft inspiration, check out our most popular Unicorn posts: 

16 Unicorn Crafts for Kids 

Paper Plate Over the Rainbow Unicorn Puppets

Mixed Media Unicorn Art 

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Arty Crafty Kids Printable Unicorn Puppets in Christmas Pyjamas - Have a crafty unicorn pyjama party with these cute printable unicorns! An engaging craft for kids with the option of a 'design your own' free template or three pre-made unicorn in pyjama templates! #unicorns #kidscrafts #craftsforkids #christmas #printable #christmascrafts

Printable Paper Santa Craft

This adorable Printable Paper Santa Craft adds to a growing collection of 3D Christmas crafts for kids, which so far includes a paper Rudolph and Melting Snowman craft. 

This series is all about playful creativity, with interactive elements to make the characters pop from the page! 

The templates make the crafting process super easy and can be conveniently downloaded from the Arty Crafty Members Area

Printable Paper Santa Craft: Materials 

Santa Printable – Elements 1 & 2 
White & Red Card Stock + Backing Card Stock (any colour) 
White & Red Paper 
Paint 
Cotton Wool 
Scissors 
Glue Stick 

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Printable Paper Santa Craft: Tutorial 

Arty Crafty Kids | Printable Paper Santa Craft - An engaging and fun Paper Santa Craft for kids. With his bouncy nose and curly beard, it's a Christmas craft that promotes scissor skills and fine motor development #christmas #christmascraft #printable #kidscraft #templateStep 1: Download Santa Elements 1 onto white card stock and elements 2 onto paper. 

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Arty Crafty Kids | Printable Paper Santa Craft - An engaging and fun Paper Santa Craft for kids. With his bouncy nose and curly beard, it's a Christmas craft that promotes scissor skills and fine motor development #christmas #christmascraft #printable #kidscraft #template

Step 2: Paint the Santa’s face a flesh colour, adding rosy cheeks.

We used a light covering of watercolour paint – it dries quickly and isn’t too heavy, creating a nice skin tone. 

Arty Crafty Kids | Printable Paper Santa Craft - An engaging and fun Paper Santa Craft for kids. With his bouncy nose and curly beard, it's a Christmas craft that promotes scissor skills and fine motor development #christmas #christmascraft #printable #kidscraft #templateStep 3: While the face dries, cut out the remaining shapes. 

Arty Crafty Kids | Printable Paper Santa Craft - An engaging and fun Paper Santa Craft for kids. With his bouncy nose and curly beard, it's a Christmas craft that promotes scissor skills and fine motor development #christmas #christmascraft #printable #kidscraft #template

Step 4: Trace the nose onto a piece of red card stock. If you’re like me, I tend to keep all the off cuts of previous crafts and have a stock pile of ‘scrap’ that’s perfect for projects like this! 

Trace the hat onto red paper and cut out. 

Arty Crafty Kids | Printable Paper Santa Craft - An engaging and fun Paper Santa Craft for kids. With his bouncy nose and curly beard, it's a Christmas craft that promotes scissor skills and fine motor development #christmas #christmascraft #printable #kidscraft #template

Step 5: Glue to the face onto the backing card. 

Using a paper cutter or scissors, cut a piece of white paper into several strips (approx 1cm wide).  

Glue the tops of each strip around the the face as shown above. 

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Step 6: Curl the ends of each white strip around the paper and release to create a bouncy curl. 

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Step 7: Cover the strip ends with the moustache. Try to position them just below the rosy cheeks. 

Arty Crafty Kids | Printable Paper Santa Craft - An engaging and fun Paper Santa Craft for kids. With his bouncy nose and curly beard, it's a Christmas craft that promotes scissor skills and fine motor development #christmas #christmascraft #printable #kidscraft #template

Step 8: Let’s make a big bouncy red nose!

Using scissors or a paper cutter, cut out two even strips of red paper – ideally, the strips will be fairly wide and for length, I would recommend cutting the paper from the shortest side of an A4 piece of paper.

Take the two strips and position them in a 90° angle as shown above. Glue the connecting papers together.

Simply fold the bottom strip over the top and crease the fold along the edge. This will make the accordion fold tight!

Arty Crafty Kids | Printable Paper Santa Craft - An engaging and fun Paper Santa Craft for kids. With his bouncy nose and curly beard, it's a Christmas craft that promotes scissor skills and fine motor development #christmas #christmascraft #printable #kidscraft #template

Step 9: Keep alternating the strip folds until you run out of paper and seal the ends with glue.

Glue one end of the completed accordion between the rosy cheeks. 

Arty Crafty Kids | Printable Paper Santa Craft - An engaging and fun Paper Santa Craft for kids. With his bouncy nose and curly beard, it's a Christmas craft that promotes scissor skills and fine motor development #christmas #christmascraft #printable #kidscraft #template

Step 10: Glue the big red nose to the other end.

This nose can now be stretched and bounced, as well as adding a 3D element to Santa’s face.

Arty Crafty Kids | Printable Paper Santa Craft - An engaging and fun Paper Santa Craft for kids. With his bouncy nose and curly beard, it's a Christmas craft that promotes scissor skills and fine motor development #christmas #christmascraft #printable #kidscraft #template

Step 11: Glue the hat and bobble. Santa is now coming together nicely! 

Step 12: Add cotton wool to the hat and complete his face with a pair of eyes

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Printable Unicorn Puppets in Christmas Pyjamas

Arty Crafty Kids Printable Unicorn Puppets in Christmas Pyjamas - Have a crafty unicorn pyjama party with these cute printable unicorns! An engaging craft for kids with the option of a 'design your own' free template or three pre-made unicorn in pyjama templates! #unicorns #kidscrafts #craftsforkids #christmas #printable #christmascrafts

Have a super fun crafty pyjama party with these ADORABLE Printable Unicorn Puppets in Christmas Pyjamas. 

Designed with creativity and play in mind; kids can design their own unicorns in pyjamas with our free printable template and then assemble to make them kick, groove and wave their arms! 

These engaging paper toys will make imaginations sparkle. 

Printable Unicorn Puppets in Christmas Pyjamas: Materials 

White Card Stock
Colouring Pencils/Pens or Paint 
Split Pins (Brads/Paper Fasteners) 
Scissors 
Needle & Thread

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Printable Unicorn Puppets in Christmas Pyjamas: Tutorial

Arty Crafty Kids Printable Unicorn Puppets in Christmas Pyjamas - Have a crafty unicorn pyjama party with these cute printable unicorns! An engaging craft for kids with the option of a 'design your own' free template or three pre-made unicorn in pyjama templates! #unicorns #kidscrafts #craftsforkids #christmas #printable #christmascrafts

Step 1: Download the Unicorn Templates on to white card stock. 

Arty Crafty Kids can start filling in the Design Your Own template with their own funky pyjama design. 

Arty Crafty Kids Printable Unicorn Puppets in Christmas Pyjamas - Have a crafty unicorn pyjama party with these cute printable unicorns! An engaging craft for kids with the option of a 'design your own' free template or three pre-made unicorn in pyjama templates! #unicorns #kidscrafts #craftsforkids #christmas #printable #christmascrafts

Step 2: Colour in the template with a medium of your Arty Crafty Kids choice. 

Here we’ve used a combination of watercolours, felt tip pens and black fine point pen, 

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Step 3: Once your Arty Crafty Kids chosen unicorn is complete and colourful, carefully cut the elements.

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Step 4: Locate the circles on the body, arms and legs, and create holes with a hole puncher OR if you do not have an available hole puncher (like us), simply pierce the holes with the split pins and spin to create a roomy hole. 

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Step 5: Place the arms behind the body. Line up the holes and secure with a split pin.

Make sure they’re secured too tightly –  the arms and legs need to have free and easy movement! 

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Step 6: Once you’re satisfied the arms and legs have a decent level of movement, thread a piece of cotton through the needle and tie a knot at the end.

Pierce the needle through the top of the arm as shown above and thread the cotton across to the other side.

Finish off the join with a knot.

The cotton between the arms shouldn’t be too tight or too loose.  This may take a little trial and error, but you should be aiming for legs that can easily move, with tension still on the thread.

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Step 7: Repeat the process with the legs. 

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Step 8: Attach a piece of long ribbon to the centre of the strand joining the arms together and then again with the legs. 

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Step 9: Pull the thread and the arms and legs will kick out! 

Arty Crafty Kids Printable Unicorn Puppets in Christmas Pyjamas - Have a crafty unicorn pyjama party with these cute printable unicorns! An engaging craft for kids with the option of a 'design your own' free template or three pre-made unicorn in pyjama templates! #unicorns #kidscrafts #craftsforkids #christmas #printable #christmascraftsTo add a musical element to the puppets, add some jingle bells to the remaining ribbon! 

Not only will the kick out and dance, they will jingle all the way too…

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Printable Paper Santa Craft

This adorable Printable Paper Santa Craft adds to a growing collection of 3D Christmas crafts for kids, which so far includes a paper Rudolph and Melting Snowman craft. 

This series is all about playful creativity, with interactive elements to make the characters pop from the page! 

The templates make the crafting process super easy and can be conveniently downloaded from the Arty Crafty Members Area

Printable Paper Santa Craft: Materials 

Santa Printable – Elements 1 & 2 
White & Red Card Stock + Backing Card Stock (any colour) 
White & Red Paper 
Paint 
Cotton Wool 
Scissors 
Glue Stick 

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Printable Paper Santa Craft: Tutorial 

Arty Crafty Kids | Printable Paper Santa Craft - An engaging and fun Paper Santa Craft for kids. With his bouncy nose and curly beard, it's a Christmas craft that promotes scissor skills and fine motor development #christmas #christmascraft #printable #kidscraft #templateStep 1: Download Santa Elements 1 onto white card stock and elements 2 onto paper. 

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Arty Crafty Kids | Printable Paper Santa Craft - An engaging and fun Paper Santa Craft for kids. With his bouncy nose and curly beard, it's a Christmas craft that promotes scissor skills and fine motor development #christmas #christmascraft #printable #kidscraft #template

Step 2: Paint the Santa’s face a flesh colour, adding rosy cheeks.

We used a light covering of watercolour paint – it dries quickly and isn’t too heavy, creating a nice skin tone. 

Arty Crafty Kids | Printable Paper Santa Craft - An engaging and fun Paper Santa Craft for kids. With his bouncy nose and curly beard, it's a Christmas craft that promotes scissor skills and fine motor development #christmas #christmascraft #printable #kidscraft #templateStep 3: While the face dries, cut out the remaining shapes. 

Arty Crafty Kids | Printable Paper Santa Craft - An engaging and fun Paper Santa Craft for kids. With his bouncy nose and curly beard, it's a Christmas craft that promotes scissor skills and fine motor development #christmas #christmascraft #printable #kidscraft #template

Step 4: Trace the nose onto a piece of red card stock. If you’re like me, I tend to keep all the off cuts of previous crafts and have a stock pile of ‘scrap’ that’s perfect for projects like this! 

Trace the hat onto red paper and cut out. 

Arty Crafty Kids | Printable Paper Santa Craft - An engaging and fun Paper Santa Craft for kids. With his bouncy nose and curly beard, it's a Christmas craft that promotes scissor skills and fine motor development #christmas #christmascraft #printable #kidscraft #template

Step 5: Glue to the face onto the backing card. 

Using a paper cutter or scissors, cut a piece of white paper into several strips (approx 1cm wide).  

Glue the tops of each strip around the the face as shown above. 

Arty Crafty Kids | Printable Paper Santa Craft - An engaging and fun Paper Santa Craft for kids. With his bouncy nose and curly beard, it's a Christmas craft that promotes scissor skills and fine motor development #christmas #christmascraft #printable #kidscraft #template

Step 6: Curl the ends of each white strip around the paper and release to create a bouncy curl. 

Arty Crafty Kids | Printable Paper Santa Craft - An engaging and fun Paper Santa Craft for kids. With his bouncy nose and curly beard, it's a Christmas craft that promotes scissor skills and fine motor development #christmas #christmascraft #printable #kidscraft #template

Step 7: Cover the strip ends with the moustache. Try to position them just below the rosy cheeks. 

Arty Crafty Kids | Printable Paper Santa Craft - An engaging and fun Paper Santa Craft for kids. With his bouncy nose and curly beard, it's a Christmas craft that promotes scissor skills and fine motor development #christmas #christmascraft #printable #kidscraft #template

Step 8: Let’s make a big bouncy red nose!

Using scissors or a paper cutter, cut out two even strips of red paper – ideally, the strips will be fairly wide and for length, I would recommend cutting the paper from the shortest side of an A4 piece of paper.

Take the two strips and position them in a 90° angle as shown above. Glue the connecting papers together.

Simply fold the bottom strip over the top and crease the fold along the edge. This will make the accordion fold tight!

Arty Crafty Kids | Printable Paper Santa Craft - An engaging and fun Paper Santa Craft for kids. With his bouncy nose and curly beard, it's a Christmas craft that promotes scissor skills and fine motor development #christmas #christmascraft #printable #kidscraft #template

Step 9: Keep alternating the strip folds until you run out of paper and seal the ends with glue.

Glue one end of the completed accordion between the rosy cheeks. 

Arty Crafty Kids | Printable Paper Santa Craft - An engaging and fun Paper Santa Craft for kids. With his bouncy nose and curly beard, it's a Christmas craft that promotes scissor skills and fine motor development #christmas #christmascraft #printable #kidscraft #template

Step 10: Glue the big red nose to the other end.

This nose can now be stretched and bounced, as well as adding a 3D element to Santa’s face.

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Step 11: Glue the hat and bobble. Santa is now coming together nicely! 

Step 12: Add cotton wool to the hat and complete his face with a pair of eyes

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Jingle Bells Rudolph Reindeer Craft

Arty Crafty Kids | Jingle Bells Rudolph Reindeer Craft - Explore and play with round shapes to create a Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer #kidscrafts #rudolph #christmascrafts #christmas

A Jingle Bells Rudolph Reindeer craft with a difference. It bounces and jingle jangles, encouraging playful movement and interaction!

The focus of this craft is playful creativity.

Arty Crafty Kids need to use their problem solving skills to assemble the circular shapes into a reindeer, considering measurement and space during the creative process.

Fine motor skills are given a thorough workout! The large shapes are easy to navigate and handle, and accordion folding aides co-ordination and dexterity.

And did I mention, this Rudolph the Big Nosed Reindeer is also incredibly cute!

Jingle Bells Rudolph Reindeer Craft: Materials

Brown, Beige and Red Paper
Red & Blue Cardstock
Scissors / Paper Cutter
Red Ribbon
Jingle Bells
Glue Stick
Pencil
White Paint (optional)
Circular item for printing i.e. bubble wrap or lego (optional)

Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer Template!

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Jingle Bells Rudolph Reindeer Craft: Tutorial 

Arty Crafty Kids | Jingle Bells Rudolph Reindeer Craft - Explore and play with round shapes to create a Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer #kidscrafts #rudolph #christmascrafts #christmas

Step 1: Download and print the Rudolph template.

Arty Crafty Kids can either colour in/paint the template or cut the elements and trace the shapes onto coloured paper.

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Step 2: If your Arty Crafty Kids choose to trace the shapes, cut out the elements and trace the shapes onto paper & cardstock:

  • Brown – 2 Large ovals and the outer ear
  • Beige – 2 Antlers and inner ear oval
  • Red (cardstock)  – The large circle

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Step 3: Ask your Arty Crafty Kids to arrange the shapes as shown above – do they notice the difference between the two brown ovals (one is slightly larger than the other)

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Step 4: Assemble the ear pieces and the glue them beyond the large brown oval.

Glue the shape in a vertical position onto blue cardstock.

Arty Crafty Kids | Jingle Bells Rudolph Reindeer Craft - Explore and play with round shapes to create a Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer #kidscrafts #rudolph #christmascrafts #christmas

Step 5: Add the second oval, this time positioning it horizontally.

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Step 6: Position the antlers between the ears and glue the ends.

And glue the eyes just above the horizontal oval.

Arty Crafty Kids | Jingle Bells Rudolph Reindeer Craft - Explore and play with round shapes to create a Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer #kidscrafts #rudolph #christmascrafts #christmas

Step 7: Let’s make a big bouncy red nose!

Using scissors or a paper cutter, cut out two even strips of red paper – ideally, the strips will be fairly wide and for length, I would recommend cutting the paper from the shortest side of an A4 piece of paper.

Take the two strips and position them in a 90° angle as shown above. Glue the connecting papers together.

Simply fold the bottom strip over the top and crease the fold along the edge. This will make the accordion fold tight!

Arty Crafty Kids | Jingle Bells Rudolph Reindeer Craft - Explore and play with round shapes to create a Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer #kidscrafts #rudolph #christmascrafts #christmas

Step 8: Keep alternating the strip folds until you run out of paper and seal the ends with glue.

Take another two strips of paper and repeat the process to create a second paper accordion.

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Step 9: Glue one end of the accordion the centre of the horizontal oval.

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Step 10: Glue the big red circle to the other end.

This nose can now be stretched and bounced, as well as adding a 3D element to Rudolph.

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Step 11. Thread two jingle bells to a piece of ribbon and tie with a bow to the antler.

Repeat with the second antler.

Rudolph will now bounce and jingle with movement.

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Optional Extra – To extend this activity further, Arty Crafty Kids can experiment with printing techniques to create a snowy backdrop!

Using white paint and a circular item ( such as rubble wrap, pen lid or even finger tips), simply dip the object into the paint and print in a random (or patterned) formation.

Once dry, Arty Crafty Kids can proceed the previous steps of this ‘Jingle Bells Rudolph Reindeer Craft’ tutorial.

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Musical Rudolph Reindeer Puppets

Arty Crafty Kids | Musical Rudolph Reindeer Puppets - Jingle all the way with these gorgeous Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer Puppets. A fun and interactive Christmas craft for kids!

Arty Crafty Kids will love jingling along to their favourite Christmas song with these adorable Musical Rudolph Reindeer Puppets.

Download and print these cute Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer Puppets and transform them into a musical prop for a general sing song, Christmas carols or for a class Christmas performance!

Musical Rudolph Reindeer Puppets: Materials 

White Cardstock
Colouring pencils/pens or paint!
Wooden Lolly-Pop Stick
Ribbon
Mini Bells
Scissors

Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer Puppet Templates!

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Musical Rudolph Reindeer Puppets: Tutorial 

Arty Crafty Kids | Musical Rudolph Reindeer Puppets - Jingle all the way with these gorgeous Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer Puppets. A fun and interactive Christmas craft for kids!

Step 1: Download and the print the Reindeer Puppets onto white cardstock!

Colour in the puppets with a medium of your Arty Crafty Kids choosing!

Add sprinkles, sparkles, ribbons – encourage the Arty Crafty Kids to make these puppets their own!

Arty Crafty Kids | Musical Rudolph Reindeer Puppets - Jingle all the way with these gorgeous Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer Puppets. A fun and interactive Christmas craft for kids!

Step 2: Thread a long piece of ribbon through the hole of the first bell and secure its placement with a knot. 

Try to position the bells within the centre of the ribbon, we need plenty of excess ribbon either side of the bells for wrapping around the stick.

Arty Crafty Kids | Musical Rudolph Reindeer Puppets - Jingle all the way with these gorgeous Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer Puppets. A fun and interactive Christmas craft for kids!

Step 3: Add up to 5 bells, separated by at least 1cm of ribbon.

Arty Crafty Kids | Musical Rudolph Reindeer Puppets - Jingle all the way with these gorgeous Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer Puppets. A fun and interactive Christmas craft for kids!

Step 4: Wrap the ribbon around the stick, leaving at least 3 cm clear for Rudolph’s head.

Secure with a knot and finish with a big bow!

Arty Crafty Kids | Musical Rudolph Reindeer Puppets - Jingle all the way with these gorgeous Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer Puppets. A fun and interactive Christmas craft for kids!

Step 5: Secure the head to the lolly-pop stick and leave to dry!

Once Rudolph is completely dry and secure, it’s time to jingle!

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Popsicle Stick Christmas Tree Craft

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If you’re looking for an easy, cute and fun Christmas Craft for your preschooler, then you’re in the right place! This Popsicle Stick Christmas Tree Craft is perfect for little hands and great for encouraging creativity. Using scrap paper and loose parts, kids will love cutting and sticking to create unique and colourful Christmas Trees.

Add a piece of thread and the Popsicle Trees are transformed into gorgeous ornaments.

Add a photo of your Arty Crafty Kids and you have a personalised keepsake.

While simple, this is a wonderfully open-ended activity where kids will create some crafty Christmas magic!

Popsicle Stick Christmas Tree Craft: Materials and Tutorial

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Jumbo Popsicle Sticks
Loose Parts including Buttons, Sequins etc
PVA Glue (or/and Hot Glue Gun)
Paper Clips ( used with PVA Glue)
Scrap Paper/Ribbon/Lace etc
Scissors
Paint (optional)

Arty Crafty Kids | Christmas Crafts for Kids | Popsicle Stick Christmas Tree Craft #christmastreecraft #kidschristmascraft #christmascraftsforkids #kidscraftsStep 1: Assemble the popsicle sticks into a triangular shape and secure.

If you are using PVA glue, add paper clips to the corners while the glue tries.

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Step 2: Cut up the ribbon and scrap paper, and glue each piece onto the frame, covering the gap.

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Step 3: Continue this process, mixing and matching the materials until the gap is completely filled and then leave the ‘Christmas Tree’ to dry.

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Step 4: Turn the popsicle frame over and trim the excess paper to the shape of the triangle. 

Decorate the frame with loose parts.

And complete by adding a star (either draw this onto a separate piece of paper and cut or use a sticker) and popsicle trunk.

The Popsicle Stick Christmas Tree Craft is now Complete! 

For more simple crafts for preschoolers, take a look at our variety of Christmas Paper Plate Crafts, Cardboard Christmas Tree Garland, and Toddler Christmas Trees

Happy Crafting!

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Paper Plate Santa

Arty Crafty Kids - Seasonal - Easy Chrsitmas Craft - Paper Plate Santa - Super cute and Super Adorable Paper Plate Santa - An easy and fun Christmas Craft for Kids. Perfect for little hands and independent crafting.

Throughout the entire Christmas period I have agonized (a little dramatic I know) over how to put together the BEST paper plate Santa.

I wanted to make it simple, so kids can actually make it without too much (if any) interference.

It obviously had to be super cute and not too fussy.

In my mind, a paper plate Santa had to be exactly that, without too many add-ons or materials.

And with just a few days to go until the big day, I think we’ve achieved an easy, fun and utterly adorable paper plate Santa – what to do you think?

Here’s how you can make it at home!

MATERIALS: Paper Plate Santa

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Paper Plate
Red, Black, White and Orange Paint
PVA Glue
Cotton Wool
White Pom-pom

DIRECTIONS: Paper Plate Santa

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Paint half of the paper plate a skin tone ( by mixing white with a small amount of orange or pink) and the other half a vibrant red, with a curve around the edge of the paper plate to create a ‘hat’ shape.

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Add a big red nose.

Between the border of the skin coloured paint and red, add plenty of PVA glue.

Separate and thin out the cotton wool and spread along the trail of glue, leaving some space to create the appearance of a hanging Santa hat.

Arty Crafty Kids - Seasonal - Easy Chrsitmas Craft - Paper Plate Santa

Add some PVA glue to the bottom of the paper plate.

Arty Crafty Kids - Seasonal - Easy Chrsitmas Craft - Paper Plate Santa

Add more cotton wool and this time fluff it up a little to create a nice fluffy beard.

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Finish off by adding a pair of eyes using black paint and white pom-pom at the tip of the hat.

And ta-da, the kids should now have a super cute, super adorable paper plate Santa!

For more easy and fun Christmas crafts, take a look out our cardboard tube elves, paper plate Rudolph and paper plate baubles!
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Paper Plate Rudolph Reindeer Craft

Arty Crafty Kids - Christmas - Paper Plate Rudolph Reindeer Craft

“Rudolph the red nose reindeer, had a very shiny nose” or a very fluffy nose, like our paper plate Rudolph Reindeer Craft.

I adore the simplicity of this festive craft and it’s one that children will be able to make and assemble themselves.

Using just a few materials that you’re likely to already have stashed away in the craft cupboard, it could be set up very easily.

But first, you will need to pop outside and collect some antler twigs!

My kids thought I was crazy when I suggested that we go on an antler hunt…

Luckily they embraced the idea and had a blast rummaging through the leaves in pursuit of the perfect antler twig!

MATERIALS: Paper Plate Rudolph Reindeer Craft

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Paper Plate
Brown Paint
BIG Googly Eyes
Red Pom-Pom
Twigs
PVA Glue
Sellotape or Masking Tape
Scissors

HOW-TO: Paper Plate Rudolph Reindeer Craft 

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First paint the Paper Plate brown with either brown paint or encourage the kids to do some colour-mixing to make brown – in my experience, kids rarely have trouble making brown!

TIP: To ensure the paper plate doesn’t get too soggy and dries quickly, try sponge painting!

Cut the Paper Plate to shape and cut out two ears with the off-cuts.

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Attach the ears and twigs using some tape.

TIP: Masking tape is a great alternative to sellotape as kids are able to easily tear or cut pieces off for themselves. It’s particularly handy for kids who enjoy junk modeling

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Finish off with some googly eyes and a big red nose!

And ta-da…your kids should now have a super cute paper plate Rudolph Reindeer Craft!

Your kids should now have a super cute paper plate Rudolph Reindeer Craft!

If you don’t have any paper plates to hand, maybe try making Rudolph Reindeer with a paper roll?

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Twig Christmas Tree Ornament

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How cute is this Twig Christmas Tree Ornament?

Can you believe it can be made by  kids and we’re not talking Big Kids. With a pinch of prep, these charming twiggy Christmas Trees can be made by little kids (as demonstrated by my three-year-old).

There are a few things that I LOVE about this Christmas craft (aside from the obvious cuteness) :

  • It’s easy
  • Requires few materials
  • Focusses a little ones attention
  • Great for fine motor skills!

AND it’s inspired by Julia Donaldson’s Christmas must read – Stick Man

I have lost count of the number of times we’ve read Stick Man and when it came to choosing a book for this years Kid-Made Book Inspired Christmas Ornament series, it seemed like an obvious choice.

If you’re not familiar with the story of Stick Man, then you should definitely check it out! ItStick’s a fun bouncy story that follows the misadventures of Stick Man, whom simply wants to be reunited with his ‘stick family love’ before Christmas.

So the next time you’re out with the kids, collect some twigs and then settle down (with a cuppa) to a reading of Stick Man, followed by some Christmas craftiness.

MATERIALS: Twig Christmas Tree Ornament 

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Smooth Straight Twigs
Felt
Scissors
Button / embellishments
PVA Glue
Scissors
String

 

DIRECTIONS: Twig Christmas Tree Ornament

To get started, you will need twigs and lots of them!

So pop outside with the kids and collect a variety of straight twigs – the smoother the better!

Our rustic Twig Christmas Tree Ornament is kid-made and inspired by Julia Donaldson's Stick Man. An easy Christmas craft for kids, that's great fine motor practice.

Snap the twigs to size and arrange into a Christmas Tree shape.

Cut out a long piece of felt.

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Next, add a number of symmetrical holes to the felt by folding the end of the felt and cutting a little snip.

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Now make a second hole.

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The scissors demonstrate where the twig will be threaded.

Depending on the age of your child, you can make the craft less or more challenging by creating smaller or larger threading holes.

Repeat the previous step all the way along the felt, leaving about an inch at the top.

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Now for the fun bit!

Start threading – encourage your child to arrange the twigs in size order.

If you have an older child, maybe they could measure them?

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Fill the threading holes with the twigs.

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And keep going until the twigs have been used.

Adjust the twigs to create a “Christmas Tree” shape.

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Fold the remaining felt over to create a hanging hole – secure with glue.

Finish off with a button or embellishment of your kiddos choice.

For more Christmas Ornament inspiration take a look at our Paper Plate Baubles, Jar-Lid Glitter Ornament of this rather sweet Clay Christmas Tree Footprints Ornament.

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Our gorgeous twig Christmas Tree Ornament forms part of a Kid-made Ornaments  inspired by Books series – hosted by Mama Miss!

See the complete series here:

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